Aug 15 - Aug 21
The Film Society will present a one-week exclusive theatrical run of Thom Andersen and Noël Burch’s Red Hollywood, the groundbreaking documentary about the men and women whose careers were destroyed by the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s, along with a selection of films by blacklist casualties—subversive period epics, lean and morally complex noirs, and snappy, class-conscious comedies—chosen by Andersen himself.
Aug 22 - Aug 28
What makes good science fiction? That depends on who—and where—you ask. This eye-popping international assortment includes innovative films from the genre’s renaissance in the late 1960s and 1970s, as well as gripping work by major auteurs. Many are rare screenings of foreign 35mm prints, and all are best appreciated on the big screen.
The Film Society is proud to present the most complete American retrospective to date of this major, criminally underseen Filipino master, timed to the release of his latest film, Norte, the End of History. The series launches with a rare screening of his seven-and-a-half-hour Melancholia (2008) and continues with one screening a month through February 2015.
Aug 29 - Sep 1
The work of James Brown was something radically new in the landscape of ’60s pop music: a marriage of movement and voice that felt both tightly regulated and out of control. It’s no surprise that Brown, whose art relied so heavily on gesture and dance, had a special relationship with the camera. Much of his finest work can be found in his film appearances, of which this series represents the cream of the crop.
Sep 5 - Sep 14
Over the course of 12 features—six maniacal midnight-movie classics and six subversive exercises in genre revision made on the fringes of Hollywood—John Waters has created one of the most influential and beloved bodies of work in all of American underground cinema. As part of our complete retrospective, Waters will also present a series of films, from British domestic melodramas to Hollywood horror franchises, that, in his words, “I’m jealous I didn’t make.”
Sep 26 - Oct 12
Join us as North America's second oldest film festival marks its 52nd edition with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, galas and much more!
Sep 26 - Oct 12
The observations of “the most intelligent man in contemporary cinema,” to quote Jean-Luc Godard in 1958, led to 20 of the sharpest, toughest, wittiest, and most intricate films to come out of Hollywood at its peak. Why pay tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz now? Because, to put it simply, Mankiewicz matters—to cinema, and to you.
Sep 26 - Oct 12
It’s a commonplace to think of documentary as an add-on to fiction, something extra, and of course nothing could be further from the truth: cinema started with documentary, and it will always be at the core of the art form. These 15 films, so vastly different in outlook and method and tone, represent the best in documentary filmmaking today.
Oct 11 - Apr 27
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!